"Dr. James Wright of the Texas Department State Health Services Zoonosis Control Division in Tyler explained the grotesque features of the coyote.
"The animal was suffering from poor nutrition. It did not run off those nails like a healthy animal would. I've seen dogs with nails that long," said Wright, who added that the extraordinary overbite was probably the result of a genetic malformation.
The lack of hair on the animal's body has been repeatedly accredited to mange. Wright explained that mange is a condition caused by mites. ... "The real story here is how excited people got over a coyote with mange," said Dr. Wright. - countryworldnews
Dr.Wright, did you know there is more than one of these creatures? See our article. If you have more than one, the genetic malformation theory seems more unlikely. Anyway, here is a coyote with a really bad case of mange:
Compare to our chupacbra. The tail is thicker and longer, the lower jaw is shorter, and the teeth seem longer on the chupa. It also seems odd that there is so little hair compared to a coyote with mange. Could something in Texas be causing mutant coyotes with hair loss?